Ideas : Design Ideas, Pictures, Unique Products and Inspiration

Loaded with witty design ideas for your home and for…yourself, this particular category is our most diverse. From inspirational art installations and eye-catching urban furniture to generally unthinkable decorating elements,unusually-shaped furniture objects, revolutionary building materials, green indoor walls,  multi-functional appliances, elegant lighting systems and the latest technology gadgets, a simple stroll through the ideas below is likely to expand your array of design-related interests.

iPhone Turned into Traditional Alarm Clock by Jonas Damon

It is incredible how the iPhone keeps generating ideas, even four years after its release in 2007. We really liked this particular concept of an iPhone dock which is why we decided to share it further. Designed by Jonas Damon, the Areaware Alarm Clock… take a classic approach and reminds one of the old alarm clocks that used to wake

A Practical Alternative to the Apple Finger Slide: The Idoormat

An Apple enthusiast and a tidiness maniac as well? Here’s a design that will suit both your needs. The Idoormat is not actually an Apple design, but was given this name by Technabob… due to its obvious resemblance with the “I gadgets”. This is not just a welcoming mat, but a practical product that will surely convince you to clean

Reinventing Nature Escapes: Another Picnic Table

Wouter Nieuwendijk and Jair Straschnow… came up with an original way to celebrate a nature gathering. Their design collaboration resulted in ‘Another Picnic Table’, a project that brings together comfort and functionality. According to the designers, “this new variation of the iconic picnic table is trying to tackle two issues: splitting the bench into separate seats results in easier access,

Winners Announced: Inmod – Design Your Own Pillow Contest

Freshome readers, thanks for your great answers and your picks for what pillow you would love to win!  Inmod …is giving 3 lucky winners the chance to win “custom” pillows that you create the design yourself!
Why settle for pillows off the shelf when you can design one of your own through Inmod’s Design Your Own Pillow Studio? The possibilities

How your Home Office can Help you ‘Go Green’

As the concern for saving the Earth’s resources grow larger, and the need to preserve and cultivate new green methods grows greater, many homeowners are finding a home office a good way to ‘go green’. For some people going green refers to their physical home office environment, and using practices that are saving Earth’s precious resources, while for others it…

How to Achieve Great Lighting in Dark Colored Interiors

If you have only light colored walls in your home because you are concerned that dark walls will make your space feel closed in or cave-like, you are not alone. Many steer away from dark colored interiors, in hopes to make their room feel more inviting and welcoming. The appeal of dark colors can feel daunting if you don’t have…

Urban Reminders: Mini Concrete Block Towers by Evol

Celebrating the city can be an inspirational gift from artists. Berlin based street artist EVOL… took a chance and transformed small architectural elements of the city into mini concrete-like block towers. Electric boxes, small planters, garbage cans, concrete chairs and other infrastructure elements received an urban makeover that reminds us of soviet-style concrete buildings. By exposing the past of architecture,

Adding Drama to your Room with Bold Wall Patterns

If you like a shot of bold color or even a bold wall pattern to set the tone for your interiors, then you most likely enjoy a dramatic space that tells a story. Adding drama to your room with bold wall patterns is an easy way to bring in whimsical touches, or a serious overtone into your space. Bold can…

A Creative Design: Rising Chair by Robert van Embricqs

Robert van Embricqs… recently sent us some photos and information about his latest work called “Rising Chair”. Here is the description we received from the young designer: “It is very easy to gather a huge collection of different chairs; throughout the years there has been a staggering abundance of them, in all shapes and sizes. But what fascinated me during

10 Tips to Prepare your Home for Spring Landscaping

Once the first official frost is no longer a threat, don’t you just want to run out into your yard and start spring landscaping?   All winter long the excuse of it being too cold, or everything is covered with snow is no longer an issue. Now that spring is here, gardening, landscaping and increasing your curb appeal is on most…

Fun and Functional Printed Canvas Pillows: Vintage Cameras, Sewer Covers and Hydrants

Inspired by the city and its amazing features, by photography and the opportunities it brings, Ronda J Smith from InTheSeam… creates amazing pillows that inspire you to never neglect anything around. By transforming everyday items into decorative elements, she brings people the opportunity of having a custom made pillow or to choose from a selection of pillows on her site. 

Creative DiY Project for your Hobby Corner: Fun Library Sculptures

Take a good look at the picture above. Can you see the difference between a usual library and one that has received the attention of someone who loves decorating? These fun ideas found on StyleItChic… inspires you to create an easy, innovative and creative library sculpture. Using diverse decorative items, these libraries were “sculpted” with a skull motif. Each of

How to Prepare your Pool Area for Entertaining

Springtime is the perfect time of year to start pre-planning your outdoor activities and your outdoor home. While it may not be time to jump into the pool just yet, it is the perfect time to think about what type of entertaining you will be doing around your pool. For many, the pool is the center of attention of the…

Stimulating Social Interaction: Tea for Two by Mark Huang

How long has it been since you had some time off and served a cup of tea with a friend? “Tea for Two” is a beautiful wooden tea set, perfect for those times when you feel like spoiling yourself. With a refined and functional design created by Mark Huang…, the set features a teapot, two cups and a special

How to Give Decorative Home Ideas this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day falls on May 8th this year in the United States, and it always a wonderful day to celebrate your mom.  Whether it is serving her breakfast in bed, or helping do chores around the house, there are simple home ideas that will also make mom feel pampered and special. Whether you will spend the day with her, or…

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